British Airways Inaugurates London Gatwick-Accra, Returns to Riga

British Airways Inaugurates London Gatwick-Accra, Returns to Riga
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British Airways has had a busy day today in regards to its route network, offering the inauguration of the London Gatwick-Accra route as well as returning to Riga.

Growth at the carrier continues, with this being prevalent through the addition and resumption of old routes to destinations globally.

Without further ado, let’s get into it…

London Gatwick-Accra Inaugurated…

British Airways Inaugurates London Gatwick-Accra, Returns to Riga
Photo Credit: British Airways.

The inaugural British Airways service between London Gatwick and Accra began yesterday, with the aircraft receiving a strong welcome from local stakeholders in the area.

This service now operates on a thrice-weekly service, with the flight departing at 2120 local time on Tuesdays, Thursdays & Sundays, landing into Gatwick at 0400 local time the next day.

It is understood a fourth weekly service will be added in April. Adding to this was Neil Chernoff, British Airways’ Director of Network & Alliances:

“With 11 direct flights, across two London gateways, we’re pleased to offer our Ghanaian customers a greater choice of products and prices.”

“Overall, we’re doubling the number of seats between Accra and London, with 55 per cent more capacity next summer versus 2019.”

“We are always looking at routes and regions where there is potential for growth and Accra is one of those routes and Africa is one of those regions.”


British Airways Touches Down in Riga After 15 Year Hiatus…

Photo Credit: British Airways.

The other announcement from British Airways to complement the London Gatwick-Accra inauguration was the carrier’s return to Riga, Latvia after a 15-year hiatus.

Such a service will operate on a three times per week basis on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays using a mix of Airbus A320 and A321 aircraft.

Chernoff also added to this saying the following:

“We’re excited to further strengthen our connections between London and the Baltics and be back in Latvia after such a long time.”

“Riga is a destination we know our customers will love, and we look forward to welcoming leisure and business travellers and those visiting family and friends on board the new service.” 

Overall, the airline has been very busy with their route announcements. All eyes will be on how the London Gatwick-Accra & Heathrow-Riga route will perform.

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